Persian Gulf Line Agate beads have all the favorite features of agate: Lovely layered stripes and swirls of mostly-translucent oranges, reds, browns, grays, peach, cream and white. These semiprecious banded agate beads are cut from a variety of chalcedony composed of quartz layers. In ancient times, agate was highly valued as a talisman or amulet. It was said to quench thirst and protect from fever. Persian magicians used agate to divert storms. Some believed that agate would render the wearer invisible, and due to its strength and durability, it is used for making ornaments or for astrological purposes. Agate is a cooling stone and is said to cure insomnia, protect against danger, promote strength and healing, and ensure a healthy life.
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